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Five cases that shaped IP protection in 2014


Our five cases of the year come from Australia, Germany, India, South Africa and the United States and span patent, trade mark, copyright and design law. In the following pages, we speak to those close to the action of each case and assess their impact so far

We start with Apotex v Sanofi-Aventis, a landmark case from Australia's High Court. Handed down in December 2013, the decision concerned Sanofi's Australian patent for leflunomide to treat psoriasis. As Peter Leung explains, the decision confirmed the patentability of medical...


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